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What can I do for grass allergy?

What can I do for grass allergy?

Meds & allergy shots: The most effective means for treating allergy to grass pollen are medications (antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays), and immunotherapy (allergy shots). Medications treat the symptoms, whereas allergy shots treat the cause and can be curative. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is a grass allergy?

What is a grass allergy?

Like "hay fever": The allergic person breathes in the grass pollen and their body "thinks it is a foreign invader"..It over-reacts and the immune ells release histamine and other chemicals...This causes runny nose itchy eyes sneezing etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a grass allergy?

What can I do to help a grass allergy?

Depends on severity: Avoidance: stay indoors on hot, sunny, breezy days. Keep windows open only at night or use a/c. Use a/c in car. Meds: otc antihistamines like claritin, allegra, zyrtec or Nasalcrom spray. Zaditor (ketotifen) for eyes. Presciptions: antihistamine or corticosteroid nasal sprays. Mast cell stabiliziing eye drops. Immunotherapy: allergy shots really help for long-term treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any way around a grass allergy?

Is there any way around a grass allergy?

Yes, several: Since avoiding grass pollen allergy can be impractical, medications such as antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays can be effective. The best long term treatment approach is allergy injections. An allergist can assist in reviewing risks and benefits of the options available. ...Read more

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What would happen a grass allergy is not treated?

What would happen a grass allergy is not treated?

See below: The symptoms, either runny nose, sneezing, cough, or a rash, would not get any better, until the exposure is gone. ...Read more

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What would happen if grass allergy is not treated?

What would happen if grass allergy is not treated?

You'll suffer.: Obviously you'll continue to have nasal and eye symptoms. Also, a certain number of individuals will go on to develop asthma or if they already have asthma it will get worse. It has been well documented that controlling nasal symptoms decreases asthma symptoms. Current intranasal corticosteroid sprays and 2nd generation non-sedating antihistames are very effective with few, if any, side-effects. ...Read more

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What kinds and parts of grass cause a grass allergy?

Pollen: Grass allergy is most common in the late spring and early summer, and is caused by the pollen that is released during that time of year. ...Read more

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What can be done for a child with a grass allergy ?

What can be done for a child with a grass allergy  ?

A Lot: Depending on the age, there are many options. Medications include over the counter or prescription antihistamine, singulair (montelukast) or nasal steroids. Allergy shots may also be an option depending on the age and severity. I would recommend an evaluation by a board certified allergist to review your options. ...Read more

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What to do if i just found out I have a grass allergy. Anyone know of any permanent cures for allergies?

What to do if i just found out I have a grass allergy. Anyone know of any permanent cures for allergies?

Not for sure: Allergy shots will likely be your best bet. We don't know if the cure is permanent but in a recent study a high number of people who have had 3 or more years of allergy shots continued to do well 12 years after the injections were discontinued. Allergy shots are really one of the rare occasions when the benefits persist long after ...Read more